The Associate of Applied Business degree in Business Management is designed to help you become an effective manager of projects as well as personnel. The business management curriculum will enable you to advance personally in a business environment while you contribute to your company's goals and objectives. Your courses will familiarize you with general management theory and practice, as well as critical knowledge in accounting, marketing, purchasing, economic and legal aspects of the modern business world. Prepare yourself for a business related-career or advancement in industrial or consumer product or retail setting.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate competency in communicating effectively, both independently and in teams, using oral, written, or non-verbal techniques. The use of technology, will be included in the gathering and presentation of information.
  2. Apply general math skills to analyze general business operations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand basic theories, principles, and practices, and terminology related to each functional area of business.
  4. Apply knowledge in the decision-making process and problem-solving process.
  5. Interpret and explain the importance of diversity in the global workplace.
  6. Identify the foundations and importance of ethics and social responsibility, and how business integrates this into their ongoing operations.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning (or higher Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course) 1
Elementary Probability and Statistics I 1
Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Science I (recommended for transfer) 1
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
ACCT-1341 Managerial Accounting 3
BADM-1210 Labor-Management Relations 3
BADM-1122 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
BADM-2010 Business Communications 3
BADM-2162 Introduction to Supply Management 3
ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
PHIL-2060 Business Ethics 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
BADM-2110 Production/Operations Management 3
BADM-2151 Business Law 3
BADM-2330 Human Resource Management 3
BADM-2501 Business Strategies 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Elective
Marketing elective
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60-61

PHIL-2020 Ethics or PHIL-202H Honors Ethics will be accepted in place of PHIL-2060.


Please check the approved articulation agreement for your intended transfer school and talk to a counselor to determine appropriate Math course.

Recommended Electives

BADM-1050Professional Success Strategies3
BADM-1070Introduction to Project Management3
BADM-1301Small Business Management3
BADM-1460Workers' Compensation Law3
BADM-2120Logistics Management3
BADM-2181Supply Management3
BADM-2340Human Resources Law and Application3
BADM-2601Global Commerce and Communication3
BADM-2830Cooperative Field Experience1-3
MARK-1080Social Media Marketing3
MARK-2261Integrated Marketing Communications3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.